Guide to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2017
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) started August 25th. Here's a guide to all you need to know to make planning your visit to the Halloween spooktacular a little not so scary to plan.
Dates and Prices
MNSSHP takes place on select nights from August 25, 2017 to November 1, 2017.
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dates
August 25 and 29, 2017
September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29, 2017
October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31, 2017
November 1, 2017
The party is a hard ticket event separate from regular park admission. Prices are on a tiered system ranging from $74-$115 (Adult ages 10 and up) or $69-$110 (Children 3-9). To purchase your tickets from Disney click here. Discounts are available for Annual Pass holders and DVC members.
The party takes place from 7:00pm - 12:00am in the Magic Kingdom. Party goers are allowed to enter the park at 4:00pm and will receive a wristband upon entry after validating your ticket for that rates party. If you don't hold a ticket and receive a wristband for the party, you will be escorted out of the park. Sorry everyone, but no party crashing.
Hocus Pocus Villains Spectacular: The Sanderson Sisters are back with some of your favorite Disney Villains. 3 times a night there will be just a bunch Hocus Pocus taking place in front of Cinderella's Castle.
Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade: The parade leads off with a visit from The Headless Horseman trotting down Main Street. Stay clear or he may just find your head. Everyone is dressed for the occasion and you may have visits from some happy haunts as they materialize.
Happy HalloWishes: A fantastic fireworks show surrounds you as Villains light up the night sky. Haunting songs make for a wickedly good time! Check out the HalloWishes Dessert Party Package for 2017.
Trick or Treat Throughout The Park: When you enter MNSSHP you're given a bag to hold all your treats (no tricks) from Trick or Treating around the Magic Kingdom. You can collect as much candy as you want so I suggest bringing your own.
Allergy? Grab a teal Trick or Treat bag at the front entrance to let Cast Members know you need an allergy friendly treat collected at the designated stops.
Here are the Trick or Treat stops:
•Main Street, U.S.A.
◦Town Square (Allergy-Friendly Center)
◦Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
◦Pirates of the Caribbean
◦Dock to Tom Sawyer Island
◦Liberty Square Riverboat
◦Heritage House (Allergy-Friendly Center)
◦Pinocchio Village Haus
◦Pete's Silly Sideshow
◦Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
◦Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe
If you have attended previous MNSSHP the costume guildelines have not changed. Here are the official Disney Rules and Suggestions on dress code and inappropriate attire. Below are the MNSSHP Costume Rules directly from Disney.
For Guests ages 13 and under:
•Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long as the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.
For Guests ages 14 and older:
•Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
•Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g.,full-length Princess dresses)
•Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
•Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
•Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
•Masks of any kind may not be worn.
Halloween Party Treats
MNSSHP has special tasty treats throughout the park! Everything from pumpkin cheesecake domes to Haunted Mansion themed chocolate tarts. There's even a pumpkin Mickey Waffle sundae! See where you can find each of these Halloween treats.
- Pumpkin Mickey Waffle with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkles and caramel sauce.
- Jack Skellington vanilla panna cotta, chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream, white chocolate and dark chocolate crisp pearls, dark chocolate curls and a edible white chocolate Jack Skellington.
A new Haunted Mansion dessert can be found throughout the park. Here's a breakdown of where you can hunt one down to try. Each dessert has their own chocolate art and flavor
- Aloha Isle – chocolate tart filled with chocolate ganache and topped with Oreo panna cotta and a white chocolate Haunted Mansion-inspired portrait.
- Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies – chocolate tart filled with raspberry compote and topped with white chocolate mousse and a Haunted Mansion-inspired white chocolate portrait.
- Liberty Square Market – chocolate tart filled with chocolate ganache and topped with peanut butter icing and a Haunted Mansion-inspired white chocolate portrait.
- Storybook Treats – chocolate tart filled with lemon curd, strawberry compote and topped with strawberry mousse and a Haunted Mansion-inspired white chocolate portrait.
Grab a pumpkin cheesecake dome with graham cracker streusel base at Main Street Bakery or Gaston's Tavern
Other fun Halloween snacks you can find at the Halloween party are
- Candy Corn soft serve at Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies in Tomorrowland.
- Chocolate Crisped Rice Treats and Vampire Mickey Brownies at various outdoor vending and kiosks throughout the Magic Kingdom Park.
- Worms and Dirt, a chocolate gravestone with chocolate cake and chocolate mousse with a chocolate glaze topped with Oreo crumbs, and gummy candy is found at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café.
Dining and Attractions
During MNSSHP, be sure to visit the all open attractions you can fit in! If you are hungry for more than candy and treats, there's plenty of dining choices open to you. One of my personal favorites Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe!
Below are the lists and map of available atteactions, dining, trick or treat locations, entertainment, and specialty treats!
Tips for a Spooketacular Time
- You don't need a park ticket on top of a MNSSHP ticket.
- MNSSHP guests can enter the Magic Kingdom at 4:00pm to enjoy the park, hold their parade spot, or get in line for characters. You don't need to wait until 7:00pm when the party starts to enter the Magic Kingdom.
- Watch the weather. September and October are still warm and humid in Florida. Prepare your costume or outfit accordingly. You don't want to be too warm and uncomfortable.
- Speaking of costumes, read the costume and attire rules. Disney does have the right to refuse entry and ask guests to change. You would hate to be turned away for something you can prevent. If you don't want to wear a full on costume, try DisneyBounding.
- Plan Ahead. Sounds cliche, but it's helpful to look at the map above and plan what you want to do during the Halloween Party. Just know you can't see all of the Magic Kingdom and partake in all the MNSSHP events. For one, there are closed attractions. Another is shows are different during regular park hours so you won't be able to indulge in all Magic Kingdom normally has to offer.
- I recently learned if you hold only a MNSSHP ticket you actually can enter the park at 4:00pm (three hours before the party starts) and have 3 FastPass+ reservations in the three hour window before the party begins. There are no FastPasses during MNSSHP.
- If you want to meet the Seven Dwarfs line up very early! Same goes for Jack Skellington and Sally.
- If you're trying to avoid crowds go to MNSSHP during the week and further away from Halloween if you can.
- Bring a bigger bag for candy if you plan on trick or treating! You can get unlimited candy, and that's a lot of goodies to carry around! Disney does give you a smaller bag at the entry of MNSSHP.
- There are two viewings of the Boo-To-You Parade. The second one is usually less crowded but they are weather permitting so keep and eye on the weather for rain. Nothing like skipping the first parade and having the second rained out.
- The map for the party marks where you can buy treats and limited edition merchandise! You cannot buy these items during regular park hours.
What are some of your favorite parts of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party? What are your tips and tricks?
Photos courtesy of Disney.